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James DeMonaco

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 4 films, with $202,798,791 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #523)
Best-Known Technical Roles: The Purge: Anarchy (Director), The Purge: Anarchy (Screenwriter), The Purge (Director), The Purge (Screenwriter), The Negotiator (Screenwriter)
Most productive collaborators: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Jason Blum, Max Burkholder, Sebastien K. Lemercier

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In Technical RolesDirector4$136,035,665$66,763,126$202,798,791

2014 Preview: July

July 1st, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster

Overall, June was not good. Most films matched expectations, or came close enough that there weren't major disappointments. However, it looks like How to Train Your Dragon 2 will miss expectations by more than $100 million. This was such a massive amount that 2014 lost its lead over 2013 and not even Transformers: Age of Extinction's $100 million opening was able to turn things around. Looking forward to July, there's not a lot of good news. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes might be the only film coming out during July that will reach the $100 million milestone, but on the high end, it might reach the $200 million mark. There are a few others that have a shot, but are not favored to reach the century mark. On the other hand, there are more films that may or may not open / expand wide and even if they do, they will likely have no real impact at the box office. By comparison, last July, Despicable Me 2 was the top draw and finished with more than $350 million. There were also four other films that surpassed $100 million at the box office. It seems practically impossible for 2014 to match those numbers and will likely finish the month behind last year's pace. Overall, 2014 isn't doing poorly, but the summer has been much weaker than the spring was, so we've gone from potential record breaking year to merely average.


2013 Preview: June

June 2nd, 2013

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

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7/1/2016 The Purge: Election Year Screenwriter,
$0 $0 $0
7/18/2014 The Purge: Anarchy Screenwriter,
$71,562,550 $39,971,086 $111,533,636
6/7/2013 The Purge Director,
$64,473,115 $26,792,040 $91,265,155
12/22/2009 Staten Island Director $0 $0 $0
7/29/1998 The Negotiator Screenwriter $44,484,065 $4,400,000 $48,884,065
Movies: 5Totals:$180,519,730$71,163,126$251,682,856